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Lobster and vegetable ash cappelletti with ruby beets and black truffle at La Belle Vie.

Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune

Splurge: Tasting menu at La Belle Vie

  • May 9, 2012 - 1:26 PM

To say that the eight-course tasting menu at La Belle Vie is a peak Twin Cities dining experience doesn’t really begin to cover it. Here’s why: It’s the ultimate expression of chef Tim McKee’s prodigious culinary gifts. Pastry chef Diane Yang’s nuanced desserts ably reflect her boss’ mind-set, and the service staff could profitably moonlight in community education, headlining a course dubbed “This Is How It’s Done 101.” The price tag is $85 (wine director Bill Summerville’s astute pairings are an additional $65), and it’s worth every penny.

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